Sri Lanka: Former LTTE members to be released from prison

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Seven former members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) imprisoned for many years are to be released following Presidential Pardon, Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwate said.

Sri Lankan media Daily Mirror reported that the release of LTTE members from prison is part of Poson Poya, a festival celebrating the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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